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: the cytoplasmic changes accompanying mitosis
: cleavage of the cytoplasm into daughter cells following nuclear division
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1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: cleavage of the cytoplasm into daughter cells following nuclear division — compare karyokinesis
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